Weekly Round-Up

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Here’s a round-up of some of the key industry news stories that we’ve brought you this week, in case you missed them…

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Here are this week’s key stories:

Black Lives in Music: Working towards a truly representative music industry

Black Lives In Music launched in March 2021 with the mission to amplify and empower black musicians and professionals. BLIM’s key goals are to act as a catalyst for meaningful change, provide opportunities for musicians at grassroots level, support and empower black artists and advocate for equality in the music industry. Click the link above to read more.

Bruce Keir | Blackstar

On Tuesday the 14th September, Blackstar received the sad news that our co-Founder, technical mentor and friend Bruce Keir passed away. He died peacefully with his family at his side.Bruce had been ill for some time, suffering from a form of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.  Bruce was born in Singapore on 12 January 1961 to parents Jill and Jock.  He is survived by his brother and sister Bill and Jane and his twin children Elly and Archie. Click the link above to read more.

Orange Amplification Launch Super Crush 100 Head and Combo

Orange Amplification extends its Crush amps series with the launch of the Super Crush 100 head and combo, taking the now classic Crush Pro and moving it a big step further toward a more valve-like tone. The completely new design is more than just an upgrade. It delivers all the immediacy, definition and character expected from any of Orange’s top-of-the-range valve amps. See Ty Tabor (Kings X) talking about the Super Crush 100 here. Click the link above to read more.

Casio Music UK Launches ‘Light Up My Life’

Casio Music UK, one of the world’s most renowned producers of electronic keyboards and digital pianos has partnered with Music For Dementia and charitable care provider MHA, to launch ‘Light Up My Life’ – a new research initiative to better understand how music can positively impact people living with dementia. Click the link above to read more.

Shopping Without Barriers – 
Disability Awareness Training for Music Retailers

There are over 14 million people with disabilities in the UK, equating to 1 in 5 of every potential customer. £267 million is lost every month by inaccessible high street shops and if you don’t pay attention to this important topic you’re part of that statistic. Getting it right not only means you’re promoting music as something for everyone, but it can also help to attract new customers and maintain customer loyalty. Click the link above to read more.